English Inventors

Thomas Savery's Inventions

Thomas Savery

Thomas Savery was an English inventor credited with making important advancements and discoveries in the development of the steam engine.

Roger Bacon's Inventions

Roger Bacon

Roger Bacon was an English philosopher, scholar, and scientist of the 13th century, who was known for advocating empirical methods of scientific study.

Michael Faraday's inventions

Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday was an English scientist, mainly remembered for his contributions to the fields of physics and chemistry. Born in 1791 to a poor family, Faraday did not receive much formal education.

Joseph Priestley's inventions

Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley was an English theologian and philosopher who is widely credited with the discovery of oxygen. He was born near Yorkshire in 1733.

John Harrison's Inventions

John Harrison

John Harrison was an English carpenter and clockmaker of the eighteenth century who solved the “longitude” problem by inventing the first practical chronometer to enable navigation at sea via the use of longitudes.

James Hargreaves Inventions

James Hargreaves

The spinning Jenny, one of the most important devices which brought advancement in production of textiles in the industrial revolution, was invented by James Hargreaves.

James Dyson's Inventions

James Dyson

James Dyson was born on May 2nd, 1947 in Cromer, England. He received his early education in Norfolk. He went to Byam Shaw School of Arts for a year and then was advised by his career counselor to become an estate agent.

Isaac Newton Inventions

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential philosophers, mathematicians and physicists that the world has ever seen.

Humphry Davy's Inventions

Humphry Davy

Humphry Davy, better known for his contributions to the discoveries of chlorine and iodine, was born on December 17th, 1778 near Penzance, Cornwall to a woodcarver.

George Stephenson's Inventions

George Stephenson

George Stephenson invented “Steam Locomotive” and “Stephenson’s Rocket” George Stephenson was an English engineer and the inventor of the first steam locomotive. He is known as the “Father of Railways” for his contributions to the field. He was born on June 9, 1781 in Northumberland. His parents were extremely poor and illiterate. George himself was illiterate until he …

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